First and foremost as an author, #1 follow your passion. If you feel your idea/concept will be better served by writing a miniseries than writing a 90 minute movie, I say “do it now” and give everything you’ve got.
Many writers only have too, too much content to narrow done, right? A lot of ideas, way too many thoughts, way too many words, way too many possibilities – welcome to the entire world of being a writer. No matter what, its about focusing and picking an underlying theme so your primary character can exist in a global where you can tell a story, a compelling story others will need to hear and take part in by watching the story play from a screen – big or small nonton movie 21 online.
If your calling in life as an aspiring writer leads you to believe you’ve got way too much data in a specific concept to condense into a 90 minute movie and a miniseries could be the direction you choose to go, remember that miniseries are not produced in enough quantity that writers “who will do that” are increasingly being sought after.
Remember, as an aspiring writer, you write a spec script as an example of your work, not so much to get’that’particular script produced. Writers have to create and write they do, many, many scripts, that shows their ability to write. It’s not exactly about the idea you’ve got as a possible movie – plenty of great ideas don’t translate to the page – to the screen. Pick your ideas carefully, develop them well, know the craft of scriptwriting and write with the intent to offer (not for validation and praise).
As an author, and all writers face this, your works-in-progress gets tweaked and tweaked until it becomes a great script. Focusing and finding any particular one element that could drive your primary character through the movie or show is paramount in all writing. Since you’re new at writing I indicate staying on the highway to essentially hammering out the script you’ve started as a feature – all writing done properly makes you a better writer. If you complete one well written script you’re in a better place to create the 4+ scripts that a miniseries would demand. If you’re a fantastic writer with many, many well written (professionally evaluated for feedback) scripts under your belt then you might pretty much bang out the countless scripts needed for a miniseries. But, if you’ve not completed one well written script, make sure you learn the craft of good writing (that’s not only idea-wise its formatting as well) before you commit you to ultimately the all consuming arduous task of the demands of multiple scripts.
If your end result is usually to be recognized as a specialist writer then really learning the craft is a must before hanging out, effort, blood, sweat and tears on this kind of big undertaking as a miniseries. It’s your decision though, so follow your inner guidance. Make your thoughts and ideas serve you. Don’t let those thoughts and ideas run the show, dictate – you’re the god for the project and you should make your thoughts last NOT be described as a slave in their mind or they’ll make folly with you and run you ragged and waste your time.
See yourself later on as one particular exceptional individuals hiding explosive potential. Utilize that writing talent you’re blessed with. You’re walking into that world where creative sparks can set off an explosion of prosperity. Have a specialist guide or mentor so you can capitalize in your genius within and identify it. I believe in your hidden talents and by this time around next season you is actually a valuable asset in the entertainment industry, a completely different person reaching out and touching the success, wealth, and happiness you deserve.
If you intend to write a miniseries – choose it.
Lena Banks – scriptwriting consultant, scriptwriter, producer, Producer’s Rep, Investor’s Rep, and development expert. – 18+ years Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret.